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Atlanta is a hotbed for antiques, with trade-only and retail sources ranging from dusty markets to pedigreed showrooms. Five designers give their takes on where to find the best old pieces in town and how to keep the look fresh and never fusty.
Equestrian style is in. From leather sofas to decorative horse pillows to julep cups—add a dash of horse fashion to your home.
Buckhead's buzzing design district, Miami Circle, has experienced a renaissance in recent years and is better than ever for home shopping. Designers Julie Montgomery and Michele Gratch of Montgomery Gratch Interiors helped us narrow down stops on a shopping tour.
Glass’s eponymous contemporary label is one of Atlanta’s chicest local labels, influenced by “clean lines, art, architecture, and retro influences” (including Audrey Hepburn, Jackie O., and Grace Kelly, who inspired the spring/summer collection).
Local designer Abbey Glass chose four of Britt Bass Turner’s paintings—all colorful, dreamy, and abstract—to work from, then created a brand-new pattern for eight spring dresses.
“The Circle,” as it’s known to insiders, is actually a rather industrial-looking street with one small roundabout at the end. Over the past 25 years or so, it has become home to more than 60 showrooms and stores, nearly all of them catering to both retail and trade customers.
Broad appeal is what we’ve come to expect in the last decade and a half from Concentrics Restaurants, the minds behind One Midtown Kitchen, Two Urban Licks, and the Spence, among others. The group’s founder, Bob Amick, has proven that even in a fickle business, he can draw in crowds and keep them coming. But does success run in the family? It would appear so.
Sure, the antiques galleries with locked doors that sell eight-foot-tall vaisseliers costing more than three years of college tuition are still here. But these days, you don’t have to be able to afford one—or even know what one is (basically, a fancy French hutch)—to enjoy shopping on Miami Circle.